Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Automated Testing
West Midlands > Coventry
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 29 54
Rank change year-on-year -4 +25 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 36 62 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 4.79% 5.84% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.71% 6.59% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 49 12
Coventry median daily rate £390 £386 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.04% -8.64% +12.67%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £288
90th Percentile £488 £546 £511
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £371 £325
% change year-on-year +7.74% +14.23% -12.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Coventry median hourly rate - £40.00 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £43.50 £32.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year +33.85% +3.37% -11.44%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Coventry
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 630 941 579
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 83.78% 88.61% 81.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 660 391
Coventry median daily rate £420 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £250 £300 £258
90th Percentile £551 £540 £563
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 31
Coventry median hourly rate £22.00 £15.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.94% -22.50% -31.85%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.33 £11.50
90th Percentile £42.18 £38.75 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.20 £20.00
% change year-on-year +37.40% -9.03% -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Coventry.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Coventry

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Automation in Coventry.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Coventry

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Coventry over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Coventry

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation in Coventry.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Coventry

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Coventry region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (47.22%) HTML
2 17 (47.22%) CSS
3 15 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 15 (41.67%) C#
4 13 (36.11%) Scrum
5 12 (33.33%) BDD
5 12 (33.33%) Front End Development
6 11 (30.56%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (30.56%) Java
7 10 (27.78%) Selenium
7 10 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (22.22%) Kanban
8 8 (22.22%) .NET
8 8 (22.22%) MVC
8 8 (22.22%) TDD
9 7 (19.44%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 7 (19.44%) User Experience
10 6 (16.67%) ES6
10 6 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 6 (16.67%) Finance
10 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 6 (16.67%) .NET Framework
10 6 (16.67%) Git (software)
10 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
10 6 (16.67%) Static Code Analysis
10 6 (16.67%) SpecFlow
10 6 (16.67%) Sass
10 6 (16.67%) LESS
11 5 (13.89%) MongoDB

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.33%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 11 (30.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.56%) IaaS
3 2 (5.56%) PaaS
3 2 (5.56%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.89%) MongoDB
3 3 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (27.78%) Selenium
2 6 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 6 (16.67%) SpecFlow
3 5 (13.89%) HP UFT
4 4 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 4 (11.11%) JMeter
4 4 (11.11%) SoapUI
5 3 (8.33%) CircleCI
5 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 3 (8.33%) LoadUI
5 3 (8.33%) Travis CI
6 2 (5.56%) Jasmine
6 2 (5.56%) JProfiler
6 2 (5.56%) JUnit
6 2 (5.56%) Protractor
6 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Automotive
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (41.67%) Developer
2 14 (38.89%) Analyst
3 13 (36.11%) Test Analyst
4 8 (22.22%) .NET Developer
4 8 (22.22%) Automation Test Analyst
5 7 (19.44%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (16.67%) Azure Developer
6 6 (16.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 4 (11.11%) Tester
8 3 (8.33%) Angular Developer
8 3 (8.33%) HTML CSS Developer
8 3 (8.33%) HTML Developer
8 3 (8.33%) Performance Analyst
8 3 (8.33%) Performance Test Analyst
9 2 (5.56%) Agile Developer
9 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 2 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (5.56%) Cordova Developer
9 2 (5.56%) Digital Developer
9 2 (5.56%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (47.22%) CSS
1 17 (47.22%) HTML
2 8 (22.22%) .NET
3 6 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 6 (16.67%) LESS
3 6 (16.67%) Sass
4 5 (13.89%) Ajax
4 5 (13.89%) HTML5
5 4 (11.11%) AngularJS
6 3 (8.33%) Angular 2
6 3 (8.33%) Apache Cordova
6 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
6 3 (8.33%) JSON
6 3 (8.33%) Web Services
7 2 (5.56%) Dapper ORM
7 2 (5.56%) Entity Framework
7 2 (5.56%) Ionic Framework
7 2 (5.56%) Node.js
7 2 (5.56%) Spring
7 2 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) User Experience
2 5 (13.89%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (8.33%) Web 2.0
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.78%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Android
1 3 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (36.11%) Scrum
3 12 (33.33%) BDD
3 12 (33.33%) Front End Development
4 10 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (22.22%) Kanban
5 8 (22.22%) MVC
5 8 (22.22%) TDD
6 7 (19.44%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 6 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 6 (16.67%) Static Code Analysis
7 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 5 (13.89%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (13.89%) Web Development
9 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce
9 4 (11.11%) Functional Testing
9 4 (11.11%) Manual Testing
10 3 (8.33%) OO
10 3 (8.33%) OOP
10 3 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) C#
1 15 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 11 (30.56%) Java
3 6 (16.67%) ES6
4 5 (13.89%) Python
4 5 (13.89%) VB
4 5 (13.89%) VBScript
5 3 (8.33%) PHP
5 3 (8.33%) Ruby
5 3 (8.33%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.56%) Apple Swift
6 2 (5.56%) Objective-C
6 2 (5.56%) Perl
6 2 (5.56%) SQL
6 2 (5.56%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) CHECK Team Member
2 2 (5.56%) ISEB
2 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
1 4 (11.11%) WCAG
2 3 (8.33%) WAI
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) Blue Prism
2 1 (2.78%) HP
2 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.78%) SAP